Quarterback Joe Burrow already had perhaps the game of the year, when he led LSU to victory on the road against Texas in Week 2, but Saturday’s matchup against Florida further cemented the incredible season he is having.
The college football action was hot this past weekend, and we learned a few things. What we once thought was a two-team chase for the national championship just got a little more interesting and a new Heisman Trophy contender emerged.
We are finally getting into the meat of the college football regular season, when elite teams and players are given the opportunity to separate themselves. The top six teams in the country are Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma—and all feature at least one Heisman Trophy contender.
#5 Oklahoma takes to the road this weekend to take on UCLA as 23.5 point favorites. UCLA came into the season with the most returning starters in the Pac-12 and yet they’re off to a very disappointing 0-2 start. With a spread this high, there’s very little doubt that they will be 0-3 to start their season. But just because the winner of the game will likely not be in question, it doesn’t mean the winner of the spread isn’t up for grabs.
Let's take a look at the Heisman futures prices and how the top four candidates, plus a few dark horses, have measured up so far in the college football season.
Another week into the college football season and we have another quarterback ready to throw his name in the ring for the Heisman Trophy chase. After a monster primetime performance on the road at Texas, LSU quarterback and Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow has truly entered the race and comes into the week with odds of +400 to win the award.
The team with the best chance to shake up the national title picture is a Big 12 powerhouse that lost in the national semifinal in both 2017 and 2018. The No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners are a +1500 value pick to win it all.
Just a week ago the Heisman race looked like a two-horse contest between Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. After a week of the craziness, it appears a third horse has entered the race, and most of us are wondering how we never saw it coming.
Week 1 of the college football season is officially in the books and with the first NFL Sunday coming this weekend, it feels good to have football back, knowing that another season will bring the inevitable heartbreak and exhilaration that make sports so great and life worth living. And just like in life, the first week of college football brought us the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Houston Cougars will try to fight fire with fire as their electrifying offense, led by quarterback D’Eriq King, squares off with Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman on Sunday, September 1. Oklahoma’s defense left plenty to be desired in 2018, but they should prove superior to Houston’s stoppers here.